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with the attacks on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. it was a tragic situation where american lives were lost and in the three months since the attack, legitimate questions of adequate embassy security, americas overall advocacy in fighting the war on terror and the intricate dance between national security confidentiality and the public's right to know have all been distilled down, thrown out and replaced with this one urgent conclusion concerning current u.s. ambassador to united nations susan rice. >> i will do everything in my power to black her from being the united states secretary of state. she's not qualified. >> jon: that's senator john mccain continuing his seven year quest to negate every good thing he'd ever done prior to that. (laughter) this time leading the charge to preempt as an of now hypothetical obama nomination for secretary of state to replace hillary clinton. why? because five days after the benghazi attacks, susan rice went on the sunday talk shows and said this: . >> the best assessment we have today is that in fact this was not a preplanned, premeditated attack. that
will stop yapping about how he sponsored the u.s. speed skating team. big deal. we sponsored a team too. but since our show has a budget of zero dollars, we couldn't afford any american teams. so for the price of a cup of coffee, we found out you can sponsor the iranian ice dancing team. death to america. good night. [cheers and applause] >> from cod news headquarters in new york, this is "the daily show with jon stewart." [cheering and applause] [theme music playing] >> jon: welcome to "the daily show." my name is jon stewart. we have a good one for you tonight. newark mayor cory booker will be joining us, but let's begin tonight as i really should begin almost every night, with an apology. we've had a bit of fun here over the years concerning what is commonly referred to this time of year as the war on christmas where a small band of 70% of the country have fought tirelessly for the right to openly celebrate the feast day of their lord's birth, to have a mass on that day honoring their christ, a mass christ, if you will. [laughter] now, we have poked fun at this, saying such things as
's hard for me to even realize it that the u.s. didn't like britain very much at all. >> we're nervous about getting entangled. >> jon: and no royal had ever stepped foot in the united states before. so they came for a weekend to try to get support from f.d.r. to go and join them the war effort and f.d.r. very shrewdly threw a picnic and had the king eat a hot dog. (laughter) and it was that moment that changed the relationship between the count two countries. it's crazy. >> jon: explosive diarrhea will do that. (laughter) i'm telling you, you have to go see it. bill murray's great, you're great, everybody. it's terrific. it's called "hyde park on the hudson." you have to see it. laura linney, everybody. (cheers and applause) +j(5!v!v2a -k!h@0hax
a word in edgewise? well, the u.s. senate has a friend like that. his name is filibuster. >> jon: you know that one friend who comes to where you live and rearranges your stuff? gerrymander. all right. so the problem is the filibuster where as few as 41 senators can stop any bill dead in its track. >> accept at majority leader harry reid is proposing changes to the filibuster that might make the senate less dysfunctional >> jon: that's actually very easy. you could the that with almost anything. make it so that only hungry kindergarteners and ovulating cats could be senators. that would make it less dysfunctional. i'm sorry we're talking about the filibuster >> one of reed's ideas is to reinstate the talking filibuster the old principle if you want to filibuster you actually have to stand on the floor for hours to make your case. >> jon: you don't have to do that now? you get to filibuster now without filibustering? that's like saying we're going to go on a hunger strike with a mouthful of cheese burgers. they used to read song lyrics for 13 hours. if you're going to solve the busines
are finally getting their day in court. this time the u.s. supreme court justices have decided to hear two constitutional challenges to federal and state lawsment one case involves the federal defense of marriage ago or domo. the other is a challenge toical call's prop 8. >> jon: first of all, i cannot believe he managed to squeeze a report in before prom. second of all-- (laughter) secretary of all, secretary of all and perhaps more importantly, the supreme court is going to rule on gay marriage which brings to us the latest installment in our long running series, lgbtq watch [bleep] just got real he --. it is hard to overstate how big a deal this could be for gay marriage. >> this is going to be the ultimate definitive determination. >> and that could result in what would essentially be 9 roe v. wade of gay rights. >> jon: so it will be settled. i mean who argues about abortion any more. (laughter) remember those days? today? this afternoon? (laughter) i'm sure the opponents will figure out something like sure, you can get gay married but first one of you has to have a transvaginal ultra
, funny story, here's what we were up to just the day before. >> today the u.s. air force launched a top secret they call it unmanned spacecraft. kind of like a space drone. officials aren't saying much of anything about this thing, but the experts say it's likely testing out new equipment for spying. >> jon: yeah, guess what -- [whispers] not working. i'm not especially worried about north korea. we all know when the world ends, it will be an asteroid that does us in. on that score we're totally safe. >> close encounter of the asteroid kind. two asteroids buzzed earth, one of them passing inside the moon's orbit. nasa says the 120-foot wide rock came within about 140,000 miles of our planet. this is the scary part, no one knew this asteroid was coming until a couple days ago. kind of snuck up on us. >> jon: snuck up on us? [laughter] it's not a puma. it's a giant [bleeped] rock hurdling through space. can we not see anything coming our way? how is it we've got this massive spy satellite homeland security apparatus and apparently the only thing we've gathered reliable footage of is what
promote equal rights and better treatment for the disabled inspired by u.s. law, the americans with stabilities act. >> jon: you're welcome. ( laughter ). once again, america's example has become the standard for other nations to follow. we can be that shining city on the hill. as long as that hill has a ramp. ( laughter ) if-- i think it's very polite of the united states. if year going to create certain disabilities within your country, well... ( laughter ) might as well have some standard treatment for said injuries. so, unassailable and uniifying, this proposal could not be matched. former republican party leader and world war ii veteran bob dole came out of retirement to personally endorse this probably. even current senate rifles main and john kerry put aside their differences for it. >> senator mccain. >> thank you very much, mr. secretary. >> jon: huh? a little good-natured ribbing. i'm sure senator kerry had a good comeback. "what you just saw was senator mccain referring not to me with my current title the right honorable senator from the great state of... massachus
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